|Storage Temperature: 36 to 38 F
|Ethylene Sensitive: Some varieties are sensitive.
|Description: A dramatic cone-shaped blossom at the
top of a woody, leafy stem.
|Colors: orange, red, yellow, white
|Botanical Facts: Banksia is a member of the
Proteaceae family which includes over 100 species of trees and shrubs, most of which are
native to the cape region of South Africa.
|Design Notes: Colorful, textural and dramatic,
Banksia is an immediate focal point in an arrangement. This long lasting flower is
well suited for office or hotel arrangements.
|Purchasing Hints: Avoid flowers which have
leaves that are turning black, or are showing brown tips on the blossoms.
|Conditioning: Remove all foliage that will be
below the water line. Cut under water with a sharp knife. Hydrate in a solution of
warm water and commercial floral preservative / floral food for two hours before storage
|Additional Notes: Leaves usually turn black
due to lack of carbohydrate and warm temperatures. To reduce leaf blackening,
replace water and commercial floral preservative / floral food every two days.
Banksia are easy to dry and make beautiful dried arrangements.